|The Old Wives' Tale - Arnold Bennett|
LibriVox recording of The Old Wives' Tale, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Andy Minter. The Old Wives' Tale is a novel by Arnold Bennett, first published in 1908. It deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, following their stories from their youth, working in their mother's draper's shop, into old age. It is generally regarded as one of Bennett's finest works. It covers a period of about 70 years from roughly 1840 to 1905, and is set in Burslem and Paris...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; bennett; fiction
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|A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett|
LibriVox recording of A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Karen Savage. Sara is brought to Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies by her father, Captain Crewe, because the climate in India doesn't agree with children. This is the story of her time at Miss Minchin's. (Summary by Karen Savage) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this r...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; children; boarding school
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|No Thoroughfare - Charles Dickens|
A LibriVox recording of No Thoroughfare, by Charles Dickens. Read by Alan Chant. Two boys from the Foundling Hospital are given the same name, with disastrous consequences in adulthood. Two associates, wishing to right the wrong, are commissioned to find a missing heir. Their quest takes them from fungous wine cellars in the City of London to the sunshine of the Mediterranean — across the Alps in winter...
Keywords: librivox; literature; christmas
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|The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame|
LibriVox's Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame read by Adrian Praetzellis. The classic story of how Rat, Mole, and the other river-bankers saved Toad from his excesses. This book has it all: excitement, sentiment, destruction of private property (plenty of that), paganism, and a happy ending. The prose is beautiful and occasionally requires the use of a dictionary - I had to look up “asperities.” Written as a children’s story, The Wind in the Willows is enjoyed by many grown-ups who rel...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; animals; children
Downloads: 217,281 (8 reviews)